Tag: Leadership Growth

Growing in Connection With Others

Posted on August 5, 2021

In the words of Joyce Gottlieb, writer, coach and psychotherapist, “…we grow in connection with others.”  The following article (written by a person who learned English later in life) gives concrete steps on enhancing your communication by inspiring and influencing the people around you, e.g., Rule #3, compliment to affect people’s sense of self. Yes, not until you make a connection with the other first—will your words be heard and understood.  I want all of ...

The Need for Managers with Coaching Skills

Posted on April 1, 2019

Managers who effectively harness their coaching skills reap multiple benefits. Their employees are more committed, willing to put in greater effort and are less likely to leave. Most managers have had some training in coaching people for high performance. Ten years ago, 73% of managers received some form of training, according to BlessingWhite, a global leadership-development firm. But the firm's 2015 report reveals that employees who receive regular feedback through coaching conversations are in the ...

Growing Better Leaders: 5 Developmental Stages

Posted on February 19, 2019

  Like all maturing adults, leaders progress through sequential developmental levels. At the higher stages, they become more successful. With increased effectiveness, there’s a 38% probability of seeing higher business performance, according to one study. The increasingly complex and chaotic marketplace poses an urgent need to grow better leaders. Leaders remain confused, however, about how to strengthen their competencies. Rather than focusing on training, skills and knowledge, developmental-stage theory involves expanding one’s “forms of mind,” ...